Tag Archives: Clinical Research

Research Assistant at the Nathan Kline Institute

Applications are currently being invited for a 2-year Research Assistant position with the NKI-Rockland Sample Research Program (NKI-RS) at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY.

The NKI-RS is focused on understanding the impact of psychiatric illnesses on developmental processes utilizing innovative MRI-based imaging approaches to characterize brain maturation across the lifespan. Additionally, the NKI-RS is dedicated to the support of open data-sharing initiatives, such as the 1000 Functional Connectomes Project and the International Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative.

Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. in psychology, neuroscience, biology, social work, or related scientific fields. The ideal candidates will have prior human subject research experience, strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication, and the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently. Technical skills are a plus, but not required.

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The Bar-Peled Lab at MBH/HMS Has Open Research Positions!

The Bar-Peled Lab of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center at Harvard Medical School is accepting applications
for a Research Technician position. The laboratory studies the cellular response to altered metabolic states in multiple cancer
models. Specific studies relate to discovering druggable vulnerabilities in genetically defined cancers and elucidating the
mechanisms of reactive oxygen species in cancer growth using cutting edge chemical proteomic technologies. More about
their research can be found at: barpeledlab.org.

Dr. Bar-Peled seeks exceptionally motivated candidates who enjoy conducting research and involving themselves in the
dynamic environment of the laboratory. She or he will have the opportunity to become fully involved with all the steps of
research being completed in their laboratory, often working directly with Dr. Bar-Peled, which will lead to numerous
publications. Investigators in their laboratory will present at regular laboratory meetings and will be encouraged to attend talks conducted by scientists visiting the Harvard Medical School campus. The experience gained in the lab will be very helpful for pursuing a career as a researcher or physician. Exceptional technicians may have a further opportunity to engage in their own primary research project.

Job Requirements:
College degree with a preference in biology, molecular biology, chemistry, or biochemistry is preferred. Candidates with a
strong computational background are also encouraged to apply. 1-3 years of research experience is highly recommended.
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently as well as part of a team in a fastpaced
evolving environment. Excellent communication and organizational skills are necessary.

Please send a cover letter, your CV and a list of three references to Dr. Liron Bar-Peled at lironbp@scripps.edu.

UM-SMART Undergraduate Summer Research Program Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Application opens:  October 15, 2018

Application deadline:  January 18, 2019

Summer Program dates: May 28-Aug 4, 2019

Are you an undergraduate student who is interested in learning more about what it means to be a physician-scientist?

The UM-SMART program offers students an opportunity to participate in biomedical research and gain exposure to clinical medicine at Michigan Medicine, a highly ranked academic medical center with top-10 funding from the National Institutes of Health.

As a UM-SMART summer research fellow, you will work full-time in a basic research laboratory under the mentorship
of a research faculty member. Participating in UM-SMART may help you decide if this is the right career path for you
and could enhance your competitiveness when applying to MD/PhD programs.

Their 10-week program is aimed at students who have some amount of basic and mechanistic research experience related to medicine and are interested in gaining more experience to advance their career goals. UM-SMART is not intended for students seeking clinical research experience on human subjects.

The UM-SMART Program is designed for students who want to:

  • Perform full-time research under the direction of a faculty mentor in a research laboratory.
  • Receive a stipend of $4,400 plus double-occupancy dormitory housing on campus. Breakfast and dinner are provided by the University of Michigan’s Meal Service. Transportation costs up to $200 are reimbursed with receipts.
  • Gain clinical exposure by participating in two half-day physician shadowing experiences.
  • Attend the 3-day annual MSTP scientific retreat including participation in a poster session.
  • Participate in selfpaced online MCAT preparation.
  • Connect with a “Big Sib” student advisor who is currently in the MSTP.
  • Participate in a poster session on campus with undergraduate students from other University of Michigan biomedical research summer programs.
  • Gain exposure to biomedical research by attending weekly scientific seminars.


Applicants must come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in the sciences, or have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances, or have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Additionally, applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate student (completed sophomore year by June 1, 2019). We do not accept students who are applying to medical or graduate school in 2018 for possible admission in 2019.
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Completed a physiology, biology, biochemistry or organic chemistry course, preferably with lab.
  • Have at least 100 hours of experience in a research lab by June 1, 2019. (This is in addition to completing the lab associated with a science course.)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a research mentor or the instructor of a laboratory course.
  • Maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
  • Show proof of health insurance.

For more information please visit their website: https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/md-phd-program/um-smart-undergrad-summer-program

To apply to the UM-SMART program, follow this link:  https://umich-smart.smapply.io/prog/um-smart_summer_undergraduate_research_program/

Research Assistant With The Mood, Brain & Development Unit, National Institute of Mental Health

Are you interested in neuroscience research and working with children/adolescents?

The Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) is seeking qualified applicants for a two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship, with employment starting in June 2019. IRTAs are part of a multidisciplinary research team of physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Within the Emotion and Development Branch of the NIMH, the Mood, Brain and Development Unit is led by principal investigator Argyris Stringaris, MD PhD, and conducts research using fMRI data to study the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of childhood-onset mental illness. Our studies are on the cutting edge of longitudinal research studying children and adolescents with major depression.

As a research assistant with MBDU you will gain experience working with patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. You will be involved in all aspects of the research process including observing diagnostic interviews with patients, administering standard psychometric measures, training subjects to participate in neuroimaging, and analyzing neuroimaging data. Duties and responsibilities include: patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using statistical and graphics programs and researching scientific literature.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate IRTA Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to engage in biomedical investigation. The full-time, two-year position requires a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). Post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Please complete the MBDU application found no later than midnight December 15, 2018. Please note we are accepting applications on a rolling basis:

FOrward an updated resume and unofficial transcript to:
Christine Wei – 301-496-8180

Please complete the universal NIH IRTA application no later than January 15, 2019.

Research Coordinator at the Center for Addiction Medicine at Mass General Hospital

The research coordinator’s responsibilities at the Center for Addiction Medicine will include serving as the primary research coordinator on a clinical research study. Working under the supervision of senior staff, he or she will be responsible for patient scheduling and recruitment as well as all subject-oriented study procedures, such as the administration of psychiatric scales and testing protocols, the careful monitoring of adverse events and worsening psychiatric or mood disturbances, administrative duties related to the careful operation of study protocol, and database programming and quality assurance.

The Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) is one of the major clinical research programs of the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. CAM provides treatment, research and training opportunities in a multidisciplinary, outpatient setting.

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Research Assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Application deadline October 31st.

An exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant/Technician has recently become available within Dr. Pier Paolo Pandolfi’s lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)/Harvard Medical School.

The laboratory is looking for someone who is interested in science and wants to work in a stimulating academic environment. This is a great position for recent graduates or a little bit experienced technicians looking to get research laboratory related job experience.

The individual will work under the supervision of a Research Fellow and Laboratory Manager. In addition to a number of general laboratory duties the individual will conduct routine experiments (molecular biology/cellular biology/genetics), record results, participate in scientific group meetings, maintain logs and analyze data.

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Study Coordinator/Research Project Assistant at UVM Cancer Center

Application deadline 10/24.

The Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment of patients to clinical trials within the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMCC). Oversees and coordinates the collection of data and specimens, facilitates coordination of participant study visits and appointments. Maintains accurate and organized research files and maintains regulatory files for clinical research projects. Monitors study compliance with general direction for the UVMCC clinical research supervisor and the principal investigator(s).

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